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How To Get The Universe On Your Side

WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Does life sometimes feel really hard? Like there is so much to do and so little time? Like you have to strive and struggle to make things happen?

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Clearing the Clutter Cloud and becoming Organized

By Shelina Jokhiya from DeCluttr Me   Whether it be y...

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It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

A guide to energy healing by Reema Aidasani ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Fashion & Compassion

An interview with Natalie Daghestani, co-founder and creative director of Dubai-based luxury vegan brand, Eurthlin  

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Eating Mindfully

We all eat every day, and the food we choose can be a powerful influence on our wellbeing, health, energy and mood. How we eat is just as important. Mindful attention to the simple act of eating has the potential to transform your health significantly for the better. Eating mindfully promotes a healthy body weight, more conscious food choices, and healthier digestion. It also ensures opt...

Dying to be me – Anita Moorjani

The amazing story of how one woman’s Near Death Experience helped her heal from cancer by releasing fear and unconditionally loving herself. Tamara Pitelen interview Anita Moorjani, author of Dying to Be Me.   In 2006, after a four-year fight with cancer, Anita Moorjani was in a coma and virtually dead… but instead of dying, as the docto...

ANTI AGEING TIPS

Anti-ageing …. such an overused word don’t you think? I prefer the word pro-ageing! One thing is for sure we are all ageing and what a privilege that is, right? | WORDS BY KATRINA VALENTE I believe, in today’s society, age is truly just a number, as we are much more aware these days about how to take care of ourselves, how to nourish ourselves and ho...

Food as sunscreen

Use nutrition not sunscreen to protect yourself against sunburn, cancer, and premature aging, writes organic cosmetologist Shirley Conlon who is no fan of the chemical-laden sunscreen creams. In recent years, we’ve increasingly been told to stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer or to slather ourselves in sunscreen creams. But is the su...

Awakened Mind & Spirit

How To Get The Universe On Your Side

WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Does life sometimes feel really hard? Like there is so much to do and so little time? Like you have to strive and struggle to make things happen? Your life does not have to feel this way. You are not in this life on your own. But first, let me tell you about my week. I received: • Money found on the ground. &bu...

10 easy ways to practice Mindfulness

Learning to practice mindfulness and live in the present moment can transform your life and increase your happiness. Find out how to master mindfulness with these 10 easy and practical steps | WORDS BY ELYSE SANTILLI Have you ever wondered what it means to live  in the present? Aren’t we all here, now, in the present? Well yes, beautiful soul, but for so man...

How to live fearlessly

The author of Dying To Be Me, Anita Moorjani, went through cancer and a Near Death Experience in order to understand the importance of self love and fearless living. Happily, she says, you don’t have to. Awakenings sat in on Anita’s workshop called How to Live Fearlessly. Here’s what we learnt…   Most of us are driven by fears to so...

10 Day Silent Meditation

Could you stop talking for 10 days while also spending 10 hours a day cross-legged in meditation? Tamara Pitelen discovers first hand why the Vipassana 10 day silent meditation retreat is not to be taken lightly.  What’s it like not speaking for 10 days while meditating all day every day from 4.30am? I won’t lie; it’s no walk in the park. At least it wasn’t for me. ...

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Grow your own balcony garden

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own herbs, vegetables and flowers. Aspen Aman investigates balcony gardens in the UAE. For many people living in the UAE, their balcony or patio is either a great gathering place for friends and family or just another place to battle dust and dirt. But there’s another way to view, and use, your bal...

Paint away your problems: The power of art as therapy

Creative expression has the power to change your life, writes Jan D’Sa, a molecular biologist-turned- artist who discovered this for herself after picking up her paintbrush saved her life and sanity.   Creative expression is a powerful tool for healing, meditation and de-stressing. With more people opting for alternative paths to health, wellness and happines...

Experience authentic Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

Kaya Peters travels to a famous Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Wellness resort to experience the power of one of world’s most ancient holistic healing practices.   Although the system of Ayurveda originated in India some 5000 years ago, Sri Lanka is well known for its Ayurvedic wellness holidays and for the past 30 years, Baberyn Ayurveda Resorts h...

Where to buy your organics in the UAE

New to the UAE or just new to organics? Helen Horne reveals the best places to get all your organic goodies…  RIPE ME Not just fresh fruit and veggie boxes, Ripe offer a whole host of local, organic, and seasonal produce from farmers and producers in the region to compliment your box. Since its launch in Summer 2011, Ripe has gone from strength to strength...

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